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Happidaze Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua 'Hapdell'

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Happidaze Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Hapdell') at Maidstone Tree Farm

Happidaze Sweet Gum in fall

Happidaze Sweet Gum in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Happidaze Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Hapdell') at Maidstone Tree Farm

Happidaze Sweet Gum in fall

Happidaze Sweet Gum in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Happidaze Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua 'Hapdell') at Maidstone Tree Farm

Happidaze Sweet Gum

Happidaze Sweet Gum

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  60 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  American Sweet Gum

Description:

A tall, pyramidal shade tree with interestingly shaped leaves that turn a lovely maroon in fall; crown becomes more rounded with maturity; this variety is completely seedless, so no messy cleanups; does not like sandy soil but is otherwise vigorous

Ornamental Features

Happidaze Sweet Gum has forest green foliage throughout the season. The lobed palmate leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Happidaze Sweet Gum is a deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Happidaze Sweet Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Happidaze Sweet Gum will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features
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